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Whitmore, Staffordshire

Historical Description

Whitmore, a village and a parish in Staffordshire. The village stands on the river Sowe, 4½ miles SW of Newcastle-under-Lyme, and has a station on the Trent Valley section of the L. & N.W.R., and a post, money order, and telegraph office under Newcastle. Cattle sales are held fortnightly. The parish comprises 2015 acres; population, 818. There is a parish council consisting of eight members. Whitmore Hall is a fine mansion standing in an extensive park; it was greatly injured by fire in 1880. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Lichfield; net value, £317 with residence. The church has some Norman fragments, and was restored in 1880. It contains an altar tomb of 1580 to one of the Mainwaring family.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyStaffordshire 
Poor Law unionNewcastle-under-Lyme 

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Whitmore from the following:

Land and Property

A full transcript of the Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Staffordshire is online.


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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RegionWest Midlands
Postal districtST5
Post TownNewcastle